Pianist and composer Nikita Mndoyants was born on 31 March, 1989 in Moscow. Coming from a family of professional musicians, he began to play piano and compose music at a very young age. He gave his first public recital aged eight, and recorded his first CD (of a live performance in Helsinki) at the age of ten.
Nikita Mndoyants received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, where he studied composition with Professor Alexander Tchaikovsky and piano with Professor Nikolay Petrov and Professor Alexander Mndoyants.
Since 2013 he has taught orchestration, also at the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory.
Mr. Mndoyants won first prize at the 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition, first prize at the 2007 Paderewsky International Piano Competition, and was a finalist at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
As a composer, Mr. Mndoyants received first prize at the 2014 Myaskovsky International Competition of Composers (Moscow, Russia) and 2016 Prokofiev International Competition of Composers (Sochi, Russia). He also has been pianist and composer in residence at the International Music Festival in Wissembourg (France) since 2012.
His piano and chamber works are made available by publishing houses Composers, Muzyka, and Jurgenson, and have been performed by Alexander Vinnitsky, Alexander Rudin, Daniel Hope, Nicolas Stavy, the Szymanowski and Zemlinsky Quartets, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, and others.
Mr. Mndoyants has released solo and chamber recordings on the Classical Records and Praga Digitals labels.
Sonatina for cello and piano (1999)
Quartet for violin, clarinet, cello and piano (2005)
Piano Trio (2008)
String Quartet No. 1 (2008)
Piano Quartet (2009)
Concerto for piano and chamber ensemble (2010)
Concerto for orchestra “Sound Battle”(2010)
“Quia respexit”. Intermezzo on a theme by J.S. Bach for violin, piano and string orchestra (2010)
“Whistling a tune” for string trio ( 2010)
“Amberd” for cello and and piano (2011)
Concerto in B for flute, oboe, trumpet and string orchestra (2012)
String Quartet No. 2 (2012)
Quintet for brass instruments and piano (2013)
Piano Quintet No. 1 (2013)
Piano Quintet No. 2 (2015)
Concerto for violin, string orchestra and percussion (2016)
Incidental music to the composition after “The Prince and the Pauper” by M. Twain (2014)
Arrangement of I. Stravinsky's “The Nightingale” for chamber ensemble (2015)